Modern technology is key to understanding the mysteries and science of sharks, says marine biologist Greg Skomal, the Discovery Channel’s “shark guy” and one of the world’s leading shark experts, who talked to us at his office in Oak Bluffs before leaving for Saudi Arabia this spring to tag sharks.

Jim Miller

I came across this advice at an online discussion group for dealing with a pet that has been skunked: “Take several ounces of tomato juice...add vodka...drink.”

Geoff Currier

People are not the only tourists attracted to Martha’s Vineyard in the fall. Members of the world’s bird population – some exotic, some familiar – make regular stops at the Island’s marshes, meadows, salty inlets, ponds, and woods on their way to warmer climes.

Brooks Robards

As a medical herbalist, I teach people about the wild edible and medicinal plants growing near us, and one of the requests I get most is for poison ivy remedies.

Holly Bellebuono

Topper could be ornery (you might even say abusive), but a girl who looked beyond his shortcomings found he brought her freedom to roam around Chappaquiddick, taught her about difficult relationships, and contributed to the inner strength that has stuck with her throughout adulthood.

Margaret Knight

Researcher Luanne Johnson began studying skunks to see if they were a threat to shorebirds, and ended up finding them a fascinating subject in their own right.

Margaret Knight

Producers of honey. Pollinators of our food and flowers.

Ali Berlow

Plentiful in Vineyard waters and versatile in the kitchen, bluefish certainly is a catch.

Catherine Walthers

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